10 Aug

Choosing the right tracking system for your fleet (tractors)

Tracking is an essential component for the trucking industry and it keeps the companies updated with real time movements of their tractors. It is also beneficial in case of any emergency or if the driver seeks assistance in any way. With so many solutions in the market being available, we believe it is very important for the companies to select the right solution that works for them. These solutions can be mainly categorized in 3 types. Following is a comparison between the three.

 

TYPE

PROS

CONS

          Hidden GPS device
  • Hidden
  • GPS tracking
  • No E-LOGS
          ELOG GPS tracking by tablet
  • E-LOGS
  • GPS tracking
  • Most cost effective for E-LOG system
  • For GPS tracking the tablet must be in the tractor at all times
          ELOG GPS tracking by device
  • Hidden
  • E-LOGS
  • GPS tracking provided by the device
    (irrespective of tablet being inside the truck)
  • More expensive than other types

 

The tracking systems are much more smarter than before in terms of saving time and money for the companies. Some of the functionalities that come standard with majority of these systems are route replay, mileage reports for IFTA and driver payment, Geo zoning for notifications etc. According to the comparison above, companies may chose the right tracking system that fits their needs.

 

Disclaimer- The rules and regulations are subject to change any time. Readers must verify with the authority, FMCSA/MTO and must not rely on the contents of this blog.

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